Summary: Amidst the recollections about the trials and accomplishments of Martin Luther King Jr., let's remember that at the peak of his success another man's actions would undo much of his work. Barry Goldwater betrayed the Republican Party and poisoned American politics at what should have been a moment of triumph. Now the Republicans have an … Continue reading On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, let the GOP remember its great betrayal
Summary: As expected, an October surprise has arrived to tilt the vote. Key developments in the election (Circus 2016) are lost in the media frenzy about this new Trump soundbite, things which reveal much about America today -- and our future. Let's drag them into the light. Contents Clinton's real platform. About the morality of … Continue reading The hidden details of the October surprise about Trump’s “sexual assaults”
Summary: Matt Taibbi is one of America's most acute political observers. His analysis of the Republican Convention shows his skills at their peak, but (like most on the Left) he cannot see the significance of what he sees -- the radical changes altering the US political landscape. We can learn much from his essay, lessons … Continue reading Matt Taibbi visits the GOP convention. We can learn from what he doesn’t see.